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The real shortage of 2020
Old 07-07-2020, 01:32 PM
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is children's inflatable swimming pools. They are impossible to find. With swimming pools closed and everybody social distancing, and many beaches closed, swimming pools are a hot commodity. Even Amazon's prices for simple pools are a lot higher than I remember in past years.

So I bought a splash pad for the grandkids. Better than a pool, I think.
A fun time was had by all. Best of all, no need to inflate. Just hook the hose to it and its done.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Old 07-07-2020, 01:39 PM
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Im glad yours worked. I bought the same thing, different brand, from Amazon for DGS. The water spouted about 4 max. He was fine with it because hes 2, but Id paid more than you and wasnt happy.
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I want one!
Old 07-07-2020, 01:39 PM
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No kids here, but I want one for myself! That looks like a blast and I'm sure the kids will love it!
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Old 07-07-2020, 01:50 PM
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I bought one for my 18 month old son. Not only were they ridiculously overpriced but it took forever to find one that was not out of stock.

We did finally get one & hes happy as a clam
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The kids are younger
Old 07-07-2020, 02:30 PM
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and we actually turned down the water somewhat to have the spray go up just about a foot. It was perfect for them.


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Old 07-07-2020, 02:34 PM
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We had something similar when we were kids. We called it a lawn sprinkler.

We had so much fun running through it.
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Old 07-07-2020, 02:36 PM
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Yes! I agree!
That splashpad looks fun.

We had a pool, but the sides kept falling. I repositiioned and refilled it twice. Last week the sides feel and my DD5 came wooshing out. I decided I wouldn't set that pool up again.

I looked for another one, not one in stores or online. The only ones that were available were well over $1,000 and would arrive mid August.

We got out the tiny blow up pool and I bought a lawn sprinkler! I guess that's the best we can do this year.
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Looks like fun!
Old 07-07-2020, 04:50 PM
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But I would have to say the greatest shortage in 2020 is common sense.
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:37 AM
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But I would have to say the greatest shortage in 2020 is common sense.
Absolutely - you hit it right on the nose!
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Agreed!
Old 07-08-2020, 06:13 AM
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I wanted to get one of those plastic kiddie pools for my 2 year old niece when she was here. I looked EVERYWHERE and no place had them! Finally, at 5 Below I found a blow up kiddie pool for $5 and got that for her. She loved it! However, I must have checked at least 6 stores around town looking for one. When I was out, my niece asked my mom if I was getting her a pool and my mom said yes and my niece said, "Well is she hurrying?" and my mom said yes and my mom said she just gave her this look like "yeah right". I was gone most of the morning trying to find one!


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Old 07-08-2020, 05:32 PM
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I love the splash pad, it looks like so much fun. Perfect for the grands. After looking at the splash pad I ended up seeing some books on sale cheap, so I bought my grandniece about 6 books for her to read. So thanks for the idea of the splash pad and the books
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:39 PM
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grands enjoy as much as mine did. And no grandma is a true grandma without sending books!
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Old 07-09-2020, 02:40 AM
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We finally found a small one on Amazon. It took some investigating. It's only 20" deep so not really for swimming, more for splashing, floating and relaxing. But it works for 9 year old (and grandma too)
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